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Rhode Island Tops Oklahoma In OT

16 March, 2018, 01:47 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Oklahoma's Trae Young left answers questions beside Jamuni McNeace center and Christian James right,during a news conference for an NCAA college basketball first round game in Pittsburgh Wednesday

His dazzling freshman campaign came to an end as seventh-seed Rhode Island pulled out a tough, 83-78 win in overtime against Young's 10th-seeded Oklahoma squad.

Of course, it would; but the Rams have "Come here to Dance", and dance is exactly what Rhode Island has done.

Three foul shots early in overtime enabled the Sooners to claim a 72-69 lead a minute into overtime.

Rhode Island had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation. The Rams opened the half 7-of-11 from outside. While Young's outstanding statistical output won't be overlooked, the 2017-18 season for Oklahoma was ultimately shaped by the lack of consistency from its supporting cast.

Later, Young's driving basket snapped a four-minute stretch without a field goal for the Sooners, who trailed 64-60. But then, he finished with 28 points and 7 assists.

Oklahoma: Jamuni McNeace scored 14 points but no other Sooner hit double digits.

Young entered the game leading the country in scoring (27.4 points per game) and assists (8.8). And Rhode Island's coach Dan Hurley made an astute idea of forcing the Sooners to live on 2-pointers rather than Young's threes.

Miller himself particularly enjoyed that moment.

Young hit his first 3-pointer and drained his second from OH, and hit each of his first four shots, but they were the only shots the freshman would get off in the first half. But Young tried to play "hero ball" by taking back-to-back 35-footers midway through overtime. More importantly, can their bench get a ticket to the Final Four, even if they don't go all the way? It was their second-lowest total of the season, bettering only their 13.6 percent in a loss at Texas on February 3. The Sooners missed a whopping 16 of 20 3-point shots and - with Young struggling until late - could never put together enough of a run to put away the Rams.

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